Muhammad Sakizli

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Muhammad Sakizli
محمد الساقزلي
Mohammed Sakizli.jpg
Prime Minister of Libya
In office
19 February – 12 April 1954
Preceded by Mahmud al-Muntasir
Succeeded by Mustafa Ben Halim
Foreign Minister of Libya
In office
19 February – 12 April 1954
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Mahmud al-Muntasir
Succeeded by Abdul Salam al-Buseiri
Prime minister of
Cyrenaica Emirate
In office
18 March 1950 – 24 December 1951
Preceded by Omar Mansour El-Kikhia
Succeeded by Independence of Libya
Governor of Cyrenaica
In office
December 1951 – May 1952
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Hussein Maziq
In office
December 1962 – April 1963
Preceded by Mahmud Buhedma
Succeeded by none
Personal details
Born 1892
Died 1976 (aged 83–84)

Muhammad Sakizli (1892-1976) (Arabic: محمد الساقزلي‎) was the Prime Minister of Cyrenaica from 18 March 1950 to 24 December 1951 he was later appointed as the Prime minister of Libya from 19 February 1954 to 12 April 1954.

Government of Cyrenaica[edit]

On 1 June 1949, emir Idris declared the "independence" of Cyrenaica. Although this independence could be considered nominal because of the high British influence, forming a new government was necessary. After a short-lived government under Omar Pasha El Kikhia, Muhammad Sakizli formed a new cabinet in March 1950.[1] After King Idris I of Libya declared its independence 24 December 1951, Sakizli's title changed to be "Governor" of Cyrenaica and remained in that post until May 1952.[2] In May 1952, Sakizli was appointed minister of education in the Libyan federal government. Then, In September 1953, he was appointed the chief of the royal bureau.[3]

Prime minister[edit]

In February 1954, Sakizli was assigned to form a government.,[3] but his cabinet didn't persist for long. On 5 April 1954, The Libyan supreme court issued the decision that the royal order, issued on 19 January 1954, ordering the legislative council of Tripolitania to be dissolved, is cancelled. Consequently, protests erupted in Tripoli, organized by Tripolitania’s governor As-Siddig al-Mutassir, against the court’s decision which cancelled the King Idris’s order.[4]

On 7 April, the cabinet was summoned, while the Tripoli protests was going on, and governor al-Mutassir is continuing to run the legislative elections, which means actually the defying of the court’s decision. Consequently Sakizli telephoned King Idris to order governor al-Mutassir to stop the elections,[5] which, apparently, the King doesn’t agree with.

The next day, a royal message was delivered to Sakizli demanding his resignation.[6]

After the Premiership[edit]

Sakizli became the governor of Cyernaica again from 26 December 1962, to 26 April 1963, when the federal system in Libya was cancelled.[7]

Died in 1976.[8]


  1. ^ el-Magariaf, vol.1, p.245-246.
  2. ^ el-Magariaf, vol.1, p.249.
  3. ^ a b el-Magariaf, vol.2, p.229.
  4. ^ el-Magariaf, vol.2, p.261-262.
  5. ^ Ben Hailm, p.58.
  6. ^ el-Magariaf, vol.2, p.282.
  7. ^ el-Magariaf vol. 2, p. 287, & vol. 4, p.273.
  8. ^ Salem el Kebti, p. 1544.


  • Mustafa Ben Halim, "Safahat Matwiya men Tarikh Libia as Siyasi", Matabe' al-Ahram at Tejariya, Qalyub, Misr, 1992.
  • Mohamed Yousef el-Magariaf, "Libia bain al Madi wal Hadir: Safahat men at Tarikh as Siyasi", 4 vols., Markaz ad Dirasat al Libiya, Oxford, & Maktabat Wahba 14 al-Gomhuriya street Cairo, 2004-2006.
  • Salem el Kebti, "Libia..Maseerat al Istiqlal..Watha'iq Mahalliya wa Dawliya", part 3-Takween Dawla, Ad Dar al Arabiya lil Ulum Nashiroun, 1st ed., 2012.